Category Archive: The Providence School

Aug 06

The Fab Five: Jessamine County’s freshman principals are anything but inexperienced

Jessamine County's five newest principals posed for a photo in the East Jessamine High School gymnasium in July, mimicking the University of Michigan's famous "Fab Five" photo from the early 1990s. In the basket is Warner Elementary's Kim Brockman; from left in front are Providence's Charlanne Pook, East Jessamine Middle's James Botts, West Jessamine High's Scott Wells and Jessamine Early Learning Village's Gina Bernard. (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

It was a year of historic turnover for Jessamine County principals, with retirements, promotions and interim principals all around. When the dust settled, five schools had hired new principals who will start their first full year Aug. 13. These five freshman principals bear little resemblance to the University of Michigan’s “Fab Five” of early-’90s college- …

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Jul 23

Providence School alumni raise money for family of former student killed in crash

The family of The Providence School in Jessamine County banded together in memory of a former student this month, raising money to help with funeral expenses and get toys to needy children this winter. Steven Hibbard died along with his wife and three children June 26 when their station wagon collided head-on with a van …

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Jun 25

Providential: Adams retires after 32-year Jessamine County education career that included 12 years building The Providence School

It was the early 1980s, and Denise Bailey had a teaching degree and no leads on jobs. Applications at 57 schools across the south had failed to yield even one interview, and Bailey had settled back into her hometown of Wilmore working two jobs as a waitress and a factory chemical assistant. She thought perhaps …

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Jun 12

COLUMN: It’s time to take the labels off The Providence School

Jonathan Kleppinger Jessamine Journal managing editor One of my 11-month-old daughter’s favorite games is emptying boxes. When I set her down next to a bin of toys, she begins methodically scattering the blocks, balls and books, tossing one left, one right, one left, one right, and creating a debris field that reaches the Central time …

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Jun 10

Providence School, retiring principal Adams celebrate graduates in class of 2014

Providence School graduate Dustin Hickey smiled and hugged assistant principal Molly Hunt as he received his diploma Thursday, June 5, at Wilmore Free Methodist Church. (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

The 38 teenagers who donned black caps and gowns in Wilmore Free Methodist Church last week have been proving people wrong for years. And they’re going to be proving people wrong for years to come. The Providence School celebrated its graduation Thursday, June 5, on a night filled with tears of joy for students and …

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